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CDC Calls "Emergency Meeting" After Reports of Heart Inflammation Following Vaccination

•, By Adan Salazar

On Thursday, the agency set a date to discuss over 570 reports in vaccinated people of myocarditis and pericarditis, an inflammation of the tissue surrounding the heart.

A note on the CDC's Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) website announced the emergency meeting will be held virtually and will take place on June 18th from 11-5PM ET.

A draft agenda posted by ACIP shows the meeting will entail an "update on Covid-19 vaccine safety, including myocarditis after mRNA vaccines and VaST [Vaccine Safety Technical] assessment," as well as a benefit-risk discussion regarding the vaccine being distributed to adolescents.In charts posted by the CDC, 216 reports of myocarditis/pericarditis were reported following the first injection of either Pfizer or Moderna's Covid vaccine, with the number jumping to 573 reports after the second dose.